Palestinians protest against the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem in May. The US announced it had downgraded its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians on Thursday, placing it under the authority of the US embassy to Israel. Photo: Reuters

US downgrades Palestinian mission into new Israel embassy in Jerusalem

• The move will make the US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman the main interlocutor with the Palestinian leadership

• Critics rejected Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s ‘efficiency’ reasoning

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Palestinians protest against the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem in May. The US announced it had downgraded its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians on Thursday, placing it under the authority of the US embassy to Israel. Photo: Reuters
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